Answers to Your Frequently Asked Questions
The Back to Business Grant Application closed at 5 PM on June 1, 2020.
All applicants will be informed of the status of their application, as soon as funding decisions have been finalized. We apologize for the delay. If further assistance is needed, you may send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Answers to your questions may be found in the FAQs below.
Yes, the number calculated by the application reflects the business's working capital deficit for the three months (90 days) following March 17, 2020.
Current assets are the cash and other assets of the business that are expected to be converted to cash within a year. Current liabilities are a company's short-term financial obligations that are due within one year or within a normal operating cycle.
No, a password cannot be re-set. Therefore, you will need to start over and complete a new application.
No, an application cannot be accessed, changed, or updated after it has been submitted. If a business finds the need to include additional information or edit the information after an application was submitted, the business will need to complete and submit a new application.
No, all applications must be submitted online by 5:00 PM on June 1, 2020.
Yes. St. Johns County is one of the Florida counties which collects Local Business Taxes (formerly known as Occupational Licenses). Payment of the Local Business Tax allows you the right to do business in St. Johns County and is paid annually with the fiscal year being October 1 through September 30. Additional information on the Local Business Tax can be found on the SJC Tax Collector's website, https://www.sjctax.us/BusinessTax.aspx, or obtained by calling 904-209-2250.
The St. Johns County business account number is located in the top right corner of the Business Tax Receipt slip or, you can obtain it online at http://stjohnstaxcollector.governmax.com/collectmax/collect30.asp.
Some types of businesses can obtain a St. Johns County business tax account number on the same day they apply for it, while it may take longer for other types of businesses. For additional information, visit the SJC Tax Collector's website, https://www.sjctax.us/BusinessTax.aspx, or call 904-209-2250.
No, the term 1099 "employee" typically refers to self-employed workers or independent contractors; they are generally not employees, as defined by the Internal Revenue Service. However, as a sole proprietor, your business may still be eligible for this grant.
All Back to Business Grant funds must be spent within the 90-day performance period, which starts on the day you receive the funds.
The application is tested throughout each day to ensure it is operational. We have found that the application may work better in certain browsers. If you experience difficulties with the application, please try using a different browser. Also, making sure your computer's operating software has been recently updated may make submitting the application easier. Some applicants stated that they could not complete the application on a tablet, but when they tried their laptop, they were able to complete and submit the application. Some applicants have reported that uploading PDF files was more successful than uploading JPEGs; however, the application was designed to accept both types of documents.
Your business is eligible if you can show proof that the business was operating for the required time period prior to the date you purchased it. Acceptable documentation includes expired tax receipts, tax returns from prior years, or a lease/mortgage.
Your business is eligible if you can show proof that the business was operating for the required time period prior to the date it was registered as an LLC.
If your application was successfully submitted, you should have received an email like this:
On May ##, 2020, at ##:## PM, St. Johns County Back to Business Grant Program. email@example.com wrote:
Thank you for submitting your application for funding through the St. Johns County Back to Business Grant Program.
Your application number is:###########
St. Johns County will review your application to verify that your business meets the eligibility threshold criteria. The decision to approve your application is based on availability of funds. You will be contacted once our review is complete with next steps. If you have questions about your application review, you may email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 904-209-1278.
If you believe you have submitted an application and did not receive this type of email, please email or call us before 5:00 PM on Monday, June 1, 2020.
If you did receive an email like the one above, we cannot provide any additional verification that your application was received because all submitted applications are managed in an off-site server; therefore, we do not have access to submitted applications at this time.
All submitted applications are managed in an off-site server; therefore, we do not have access to submitted applications at this time. If needed, we will be able to send copies of an application sometime after June 20, 2020.
All submitted applications are managed in an off-site server; therefore, we do not have access to submitted applications at this time and cannot verify the contents of your application.
For more information, or assistance with your application, please contact us at 904-209-1278, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. or email email@example.com.